Shana and Gregory’s homemade wedding with a vintage vibe


Nothing can be more memorable than a non-traditional and personalized homemade wedding fueled by love and celebrated with close friends and family.

Newlyweds Shana and Gregory Lowe didn’t have a particular theme in mind for theirs. All they knew was that they wanted it to reflect each of their personalities creatively. The lovely Shana (who is a joy to correspond with!) gamely told me about what was going on in their minds while planning their wedding.

Shana & Gregory's beautiful homemade wedding

Portraits of the beautiful bride and the handsome couple.

My husband and I wanted our wedding to not resemble what a wedding is “supposed” to look like. We hoped our wedding would resemble God & who we are as individuals. By going with our gut, making our own environment with our own resources helped us in creating exactly the wedding we envisioned. We made an agreement that we wanted everyone, even workers to feel like they could express their creativity.  Our wedding had a very homemade, and vintage feel to it. It helps when everyone can feel like they can be themselves. 🙂 We made it organized but non stressful!

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Shana (in orange flats!) and her bridal party (in matching red Toms)

Shana’s cute orange vegan flats were handmade by Etsy seller Hydraheart who managed to match her orange color motif perfectly!

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The groom and groomsmen, meanwhile, all wore white sneakers

Vintage handmade bridal gown

Close-up of Shana's pretty handmade bridal gown

When Shana first showed me her photos, I couldn’t help swooning over her gorgeous gown so I asked her about it:

My dress was handmade by a woman, Maisy. She lives in Sydney, Australia. She had the vision for the dress and then we just worked together until it was perfect. She would send me photos of different fabrics or ideas and then I’d choose which ones I loved. She actually used old vintage tableclothes for some of the attached embellishments. 🙂 Her Etsy shop is MaisyBrownReproRetro.

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Orange is the color of the day

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Comfy wedding shoes for the bride & groom

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The Lowe’s wedding was held on October 9, 2010 in Rockhill, MO at a small church called Clayton Community Church. The reception was held in the fellowship hall where there was natural wood grain floors, art painted by their pastor, and lots of windows. As for the music, they hired local musician friends that live in Saint Louis and had them play folk, bluegrass and a little blues.
The setup at the ceremony and reception venue had a raw, rustic feel.
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Hand-crafted lovebirds in the couple's color motif

The gorgeous photos was taken by a friend of the couple’s, LeRoy Buttone.  (Check out LeRoy Buttone Photography on Facebook and see more of Shana and Gregory’s wedding photos.)
I couldn’t help share Shana’s parting words with you:
One of the best parts of our wedding was that people felt inspired and even our florist, photographer, and musicians felt like they could freely share their artistic gift!
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Congratulations to the new couple!

Thank you Shana and Gregory for sharing the inspiring and lovely photos of your beautiful handmade vintage wedding with Poptastic Bride’s readers! Incorporating non-traditional elements and having close friends help out certainly made their wedding unique, personal and special. 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. So sweet! And I am absolutely in love with her shoes!

  2. What a lovely wedding. I love the espadrills and the hints of red, as well as all the DIY elements of course. My favourite bit has to be the bride’s dress with the flowers on it. Love it!

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